Storytellers - Impossible to tell a story without the landscape
As I evolve in my creative career I've begun to realize that collaborating is not a sign of weakness or ineptitude, but a chance to grow, get pushed and expand thoughts, skills and understanding. Lately, I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Birch Malotky on a print assignment. During our lingering discussions over coffee we decided to work on a short video to present at a local launch party for Wild Northeast Magazine.
We quickly realized that we, as storytellers have a responsibility to change our focus from conquering our landscape to advocating for our mountains, rivers and forests. Without the landscape we have nothing. Nothing to replenish ourselves with, nothing to find peace within, nothing to challenge our bodies and minds with. - Joe
"A lot of people say, fairly or unfairly, that outdoor adventure is a selfish pursuit. But it can also be heart opening, it can put us in places and situations that lead to live more conscientious and respectful lives. That feels worthwhile. If I'm going to keep doing this, going out in the world to live and tell these stories, then it's important to me to give something back. I try to start with gratitude, then awareness, then action. I want to love, know and fight for the world the gives and gives and gives some more. I hope you do too. Thanks for watching, and if you're willing to share, we'd love to hear your thoughts and responses." -Birch